Women’s basketball no longer a two horse race

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By Ali Mutanje

For close to 12 years, the women’s basketball league has been shared between UCU Lady Canons who won it 7 times and KCCA Leopards who have won it  4 times from 2007 to 2017. 

Power started to shift in 2017 when JKL Lady Dolphins knocked KCCA and tousled it out with the Lady Cannons on their way to win their only 2 championships. 

KCCA adds muscle

Claire Lamunu was signed by KCCA to add strength and quality to compete with the likes of JKL and UCU. She kicked off with an inspiring display against JKL Dolphins to a win in a match that was overturned with KCCA penalized for apparently fielding Lamunu without clearance from the board. However that hasn’t stopped them from progressing with Lamunu poised for a star role in their charge for a title this season. 

The rise of JKL

JKL bounced back to register a 48-46 win over Angels in a tough contest on Saturday 8th May 2021. They went on to overcome UCU Lady Cannons in a narrow win of 76-72. Henry Malinga’s star studded side carries a lot of experience with the likes of Lokwameri who come with huge experience having 3 peats with UCU. 

After finishing last season without Jamila Nansikumbi, who was the only recognized small forward in the team, the introduction of Lokwameri has ensured that position is seamlessly filled and the Dolphins are reaping the benefits of good recruitment. 

They are currently the team to beat with the likes of UCU and KCCA struggling. 

UCU Lady Canons’ unimpressive form 

Lady Canons continue to struggle after losing to JKL last weekend coming from a loss to Magic Stormers in the previous game week. They have registered two losses on the bounce with tough games to come against the tax collectors. 

In other results: 

Blazers beat Falcons 65-51 while City Oilers triumphed against UPDF Tomahawks 90-80. 

UCU men’s side were overpowered by a stubborn JKL team 72-76 as reported earlier by Ugsports. 

JKL game with the Canons was washed out in the 4th quarter and is to be played on a

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